Deaf Health Talks are regular, virtual live stream health education monthly events for Deaf signers, with available closed captions for non-signers. These presentations, covering current health topics, are given largely by different Deaf health experts education forum in American Sign Language to generate an accessible health education platform for Deaf and hard of hearing community members. These presentations are free and open to the public and provide opportunities for community members to ask questions in an interactive question and answer forum. The Deaf Health Talks can include live demonstrations on cooking, exercise, and good health practices, that can help you take control of your health right from your home. Viewers also get access to opportunities to contribute to health research studies and connect to community health resources. The series is hosted by the MDisability Program, with our partners Michigan Deaf Health(link is external) and Partners in Deaf Health(link is external). Past co-hosts have also included the University of Michigan Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program(link is external).
** Note: The next topic is on June 22: Oral Health. **
More information can be found at: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/family-medicine/programs/mdisability/addressing-healthcare-disparities/deaf-health-talks.